We are loving the addition of some healthy keto recipes into our diet and these Easy Keto Bars are one of our favourites!
The term ‘keto’ comes from the ketogenic diet. It allows a higher percentage of good fats into the diet, these are mixed with proteins and minimal carbohydrates.
This way of eating allows us to feel full for longer, reduces blood sugar cravings, and fuels weight loss. Strict keto diets don’t usually allow honey, but for our family the addition of honey works well in moderation. I prefer honey to the chemical low carb alternatives.
We often mix paleo and keto, but ALWAYS base our diet on REAL FOOD. This is how we fuel our active lifestyle, and stay healthy.
Paleo eliminates butter and cheese, but keto allows these foods. We feel healthier and more satisfied for longer with the addition of good saturated fats in our diet. Essential for growing kids, and for getting rid of sugar cravings.
This recipe for Easy Keto Bars is so quick to whip up and is filled with good fats from organic butter, and nuts and seeds.
As always make this recipe your own, change out with almonds for walnuts, or add some chia seeds or flaxseeds in place of the sunflower seeds.
Easy Keto Bars
30g coconut sugar
1 cup nuts (I used chopped almonds)
1 cup seeds (I used sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup fine coconut
1/2 cup almond flour
Flavour – 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, good pinch of sea salt .
- Melt butter, honey, coconut sugar and flavours together in a pot.
- Allow them to boil while stirring gently for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the nuts, seeds, coconut and almond flour to the warm liquid.
- Stir well.
- Pour and press into a lined baking dish 20cm x 20cm.
It’s that EASY! No cooking required, just set in the fridge overnight or for at least an hour. Then slice. Keep this delicious slice stored in a container in the fridge.
The image shows good sized bars, and the recipe makes 10 of these, however I cut these in half again and it makes 20 bite size sweet treats. Perfect for long walks or after school snacking.
Did I make the BEST protein bars! YES! These are of course gluten free and oat free. Pretty delicious with NZ Manuka honey and organic happy butter 🐮 I’m really noticing how stabilised my energy is with the addition of some good quality saturated fats. 😎 Recipe is on my list for the website later in the week if anyone’s keen to try these delicious bars! 😆